REVERENCE News & Reviews

The New Yorker Review/Article

“…..he goes beyond romanticism with ululations and gospel-drenched calls and concludes with a mostly unaccompanied cadenza that seems three-dimensional in its textural density. The ranks of musicians playing into their eighties are thin, and the ranks of those whose discoveries and self-reinventions at that age match those of their earlier years are thinner still. McPherson is at the very forefront, and his album is a marvel of modest profundity.”
Richard Brody, May 2024

WKRC 89.9 FM New York audio interview

Rachel Smith May, 2024

Stereophile Review

“…reminds you why McPherson is looked to as the foremost living keeper of Charlie Parker’s flame…..”
Thomas Conrad, May 2024


“Inside Art”  with Dave Drexler from KSDS Charles and Dave chat about Charles’ new release, REVERENCE and upcoming performances both locally and Internationally.  May, 2024

Legendary Alto Saxophonist Charles McPherson Makes His Smoke Sessions Debut with an Inspired New Album, Reverence, Dedicated to Barry Harris.
JaSupreme, February 8, 2024 


“If you love jazz, this album is already a legend even before its release.”
Theory De Clemensat, April 5th, 2024


“McPherson may be in his eighth decade on this earth, but he has lost no creativity, determination, or command along the way. His full potential is on display during this production.”
Dee Dee McNeil, April, 2024

dark blue notes Review

“Charles McPherson reminds us that he is a living monument to tradition with his new album Reverence. A 44-minute feast of bebop.”
Turgay Yalcin, April, 2024

The San Diego Troubadour News

“This is my regular band. I’ve been working with these guys for a few years now, and I can’t say enough about them. Jeb Patton is absolutely brilliant. Terell has been around for a while, but he’s one of the best trumpet players on the planet. David Wong, a great bassist and, of course, Billy Drummond, a real seasoned pro.”
Jim Trageser, April, 2024

Jazziz Magazine News

10 Albums You Need to Know: Charles McPherson’s “Reverence”
April, 2024

ALLMusic Review

“McPherson ascended the ranks of Jazz Master long ago, and finds his own creative voice alongside the work of his idols Harris and Parker. Reverence honors that journey…..”
Matt Collar, May 2024

The BIG Takeover Review

“The musicians blaze joyfully…..five guys standing on stage playing jazz with skill and delight.”
Michael Toland, April 25, 2024

Plastic Sax Review

“Pushed by his all-star band on the tribute to the late pianist Barry Harris, the octogenarian brings the wit of wisdom of the ages to bear on Reverence.” May 5, 2024

The Times UK Review

“Warm nostalgia and the heady atmosphere of NYC’s jazz Clubs envelop this album…..”
Chris Pearson, May 1, 2024